Thursday, November 17, 2005

Intrado Completes VoIP Interconnection Deals with Major LECs

Intrado has secured agreements with the major local exchange carriers (LECs) to interconnect with their 9-1-1 selective routers and to steer dynamic location information into their regional E9-1-1 automatic location information (ALI) databases in the event of a VoIP 9-1-1 call.

Intrado said the interconnection agreements allow it to deliver a VoIP 9-1-1 call directly into the LEC's 9-1-1 selective router and gain access to the dedicated 9-1-1 network. The ALI steering agreements allow the 9-1-1 call takers to receive the caller's location information at the time of a 9-1-1 call. Most importantly, these named agreements allow Intrado's VSP customers and their subscribers to gain full benefit from the V9-1-1 Mobility Service's ability to provide caller location information to the call taker in the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) valid format required for effective emergency dispatch. The delivery of location information to the PSAP in an MSAG valid format ensures integration and accurate emergency response. Intrado is currently the only third party provider to offer this critical component, which is required for an effective VoIP E9-1-1 solution.

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